St David’s Day

1 March – St David’s Day.

Even google has a Welsh doodle

Those who know me will know I’m not the most patriotic Welshman you could bump into.  I’m sure I’ll cheer the men in red shirts in the 6 Nations rugby for as long as I’ll live, but my sense of Welsh identity is weak and right now I’ve lived as much of my life in England as I have in Wales.

For every 10 things I could list that I admire about Wales, I could list at least another 20 that frustrate and infuriate me.

But I do know Wales is a nation that desperately needs the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Wales needs men who will unflinchingly preach the good news of a crucified, risen and exalted Christ.  Wales needs men and women who are ready to weep over and with their non believing friends, and who are ready to die for their Saviour King.  Wales desperately needs God’s Spirit to own his word and work and awaken a hard, proud, comfortable, deluded nation.

Wales is no different to England, Ireland or Scotland in any of the ways above.

But on St. David’s Day, pray for the work of the gospel of Jesus Christ in Wales.

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